ALEDO - The Converse Judson Rockets took some hardware with them on their trip home to the San Antonio area, after claiming the championship Saturday of the Moritz Dealerships Holiday Classic with an 82-56 win over the host Aledo Bearcats.
Aledo (12-9) was able to stay within striking distance through the first half of play, but Judson (17-5) used its size inside and timely shooting to pull away in the second half. Judson junior forward Tanner Leissner wrapped up the tournament's MVP honors with a 21-point, nine-rebound performance in the finals.
Mansfield Legacy 39, Mansfield 37: The Broncos claimed a third-place win behind their defense's ability to keep the Tigers in front of them. Legacy (13-8) held Mansfield to just 13 first-half points in the win.
Legacy's Brett Potter hit a 3-pointer that put the Broncos up 11-2 early on, but Mansfield (10-9) battled back. The Tigers took a brief third-quarter lead, going up 22-21 after Remington Mitchell converted an attempt in the lane, but down the stretch it was all Legacy.
Potter and guard Marchie Murdock paced the Legacy offense with seven points apiece, while Zach Miller and Micah Littlejohn scored 11 apiece for Mansfield.
Arlington 64, Everman 62: The Colts stunned the Bulldogs in the consolation finals when Brondrick Bell's putback went down at the buzzer for the win. With the game tied 62-62, a desperation 3-pointer was heaved toward Arlington's basket with four seconds still showing on the clock.
When the shot came off the backboard, Bell was the only player under the goal, and he put away the game uncontested. Bell led Arlington (6-15) with 13 points in the win, and Wynston Canterbury added 12.
Everman's Reggie Kincade led the Bulldogs (12-8) with 23 points, and Derrion Alexander added 18.
Haltom 50, White Settlement Brewer 43: The Buffaloes (7-13) came away with a fifth-place finish after downing Brewer (10-11) in the day's opener. Haltom guards Jacob Cordona and Darius Madkin had the hot hand, combining to hit seven 3-pointers in the win.
Cordona led all scorers with 18, while Madkin chipped in 15. Yanni Noulas and Cameron Brown each had 11 points for Brewer.
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